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Sat Jan 20 1996

Confs: Slovenian & Slavic Bible Symposium,Formal Linguistics

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  1. E. Wayles Browne, Slovenian and Slavic Bible symposium
  2. wccfl, WCCFL-XV Preliminary Program & Registration Form

Message 1: Slovenian and Slavic Bible symposium

Date: Fri, 19 Jan 1996 14:02:41 -0400
From: E. Wayles Browne <>
Subject: Slovenian and Slavic Bible symposium

International Symposium on the Interpretation of the Bible on the
occasion of the publication of the new Slovenian translation of the
Bible 18-20 September 1996, Ljubljana, Slovenia Sponsored by the
Slovenian Academy of Arts and Sciences 

The purposes of the gathering are manifold: to present the traits and
distinctive features of hermeneutics as manifested in ancient and
Slavic Bible translations at the highest scholarly level; to ponder
the role of the Bible in contemporary hermeneutics in general and in
various national cultures in particular; to establish closer links
between scholars from East and West, and to strengthen the
ecumenical dimension in biblical interpretation. The publication of
the Book of Books in a new Slovene translation provides a
custom-built occasion for such a gathering. Since Slovene is not a
major language, the gathering, firmly based on biblical ideas and
values, may symbolise an awareness of the importance of every
language as a nation's main mark of identity. We shall be happy to act
as hosts to a number of distinguished Israeli scholars and to
collaborate with the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and
with other national and international academic institutions and
societies. This collaboration may serve to express the common
endeavours of nations that are not great in numbers but are yet
strong in the determination to survive and to preserve their national
and cultural identities. Symposium will have three major thematic
I. Interpretation of the Bible in ancient translations;
modern biblical hermeneutics 
II. Interpretation of the Bible in Slavonic translations 
III. Interpretation of the Bible in Slovenian culture: translations, 
literature, arts, and music. 

Papers will be presented in English, French, and German. Normal
presentation time will be 30 minutes, there will be, however, some
longer plenary lectures. The Slovene Academy of Sciences and Arts
will be responsible for editing the papers in collaboration with a
foreign publishing house. Within this framework, we are happy to
invite scholars and lovers of the Bible from East and West to share
our delight in accomplishment of a major national project. The
registration fee for the event will be 150 US dollars, and may be paid
at the time of the final registration. 

Presentation of the Bible, 
Organising Committee, 
Dolnicarjeva 1, 
SI-61000 Ljubljana,
Tel. +386 61 313 329. Fax +386 61 133 0405. 
(forwarded by Janez Oresnik,
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Message 2: WCCFL-XV Preliminary Program & Registration Form

Date: Fri, 19 Jan 1996 14:34:49 PST
From: wccfl <>
Subject: WCCFL-XV Preliminary Program & Registration Form

West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
University of California, Irvine
February 29 - March 3, 1996


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29 (In Emerald Bay E, Student Center)

1:00-1:30 WELCOME

Session 1 Syntax
1:30-2:00 Arnold Zwicky (Stanford University/Ohio State University)
 Conflicts between Conditions: When are They Resolvable?
2:00-2:30 Elabbas Benmamoun (University of London)
 Agreement in Arabic and the PF Interface
2:30-3:00 Larisa Zlatic & Steve Wechsler (University of Texas at Austin)
 Mixed Agreement in Serbian: A Constraint-Based Approach

Session 2 Semantics
3:15-3:45 Michael Hegarty (University of Minnesota)
 Some Results of Treating Certain Measure Quantifiers as Mass
3:45-4:15 Lisa Matthewson (University of British Columbia)
 Parametric Variation in Determiner Systems: Salish vs. English
4:15-4:45 Edward Rubin (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
 The Transparent Syntax and Semantics of Modifiers

FRIDAY, March 1 (In Emerald Bay C, Student Center)

Session 3 Phonology
9:30-10:00 Daniel Silverman (University of California, Los Angeles)
 Tone Sandhi in Comaltepec Chinantec
10:00-10:30 Edward Keer (Rutgers University)
 Glide Insertion Asymmetries
10:30-11:00 Haruo Kubozono (Osaka University of Foreign Studies)
 Lexical Markedness and Variation: A Nonderivational Account

11:15-12:15 Invited Speaker: John McCarthy, To Be Announced

 --- Lunch break ---

Session 4 Semantics
1:30-2:00 Gerhard Jager (Arbeitsgruppe Strukturelle Grammatik der MPG)
 The Stage/Individual Contrast Revisited
2:00-2:30 Cleo Condoravdi (Stanford University/University of Texas, Austin)
 Presuppositional Polarity Items in Counterfactuals
2:30-3:00 Vivienne Fong (Stanford University)
 A Temporal Interpretation for Locative Case

Session 5 Phonology
3:15-3:45 Peter Avery & Greg Lamontagne (York University & Rutgers University)
 A Note on Tagalog Infixation
3:45-4:15 Andrew Dolbey (University of California, Berkeley)
 Output Optimization and Cyclic Allomorph Selection
4:15-4:45 Laura Benua (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
 Overapplication in Sundanese Plural Infixation: The Role of
 Transderivational Identity

Session 6 Syntax
5:00-5:30 Mark Arnold (University of Maryland)
 Double Object Constructions and Indirect Object Passives: Problems
 Posed by History
5:30-6:00 Roumyana Slabakova (McGill University)
 How Light is a Light Verb?
6:00-6:30 Heidi Harley (Brown University/Universite de Lille 3)
 If You Have, You can Give

SATURDAY, March 2 (In Emerald Bay AB, Student Center)

Session 7 Syntax
9:00-9:30 Takashi Toyoshima (Cornell University)
 Derivational CED: A Consequence of the Bottom-up Parallel Process
 of Merge and Attract
9:30-10:00 Eric Potsdam (University of California, Santa Cruz)
 The Parallel Structure of English Questions and Imperatives

Session 8 Native American Languages (Phonology)
10:15-10:45 Kevin Russell & Charlotte Reinholtz (University of Manitoba)
 Non-Configurationality and the Syntax-Phonology Interface
10:45-11:15 Lisa Davidson & Rolf Noyer (Brown University)
 Loan Phonology in Huave: Nativization and the Ranking of
 Faithfulness Constraints
11:15-11:45 Colleen Fitzgerald (University of Arizona)
 Degenerate Feet and Morphology in Tohono O'odham

 --- Business Meeting & Lunch ---

Session 9 Native American Languages (Syntax)
1:45-2:15 Judith Aissen (University of California, Santa Cruz)
 Definiteness and Basic Word Order in Tzotzil
2:15-2:45 Steven Lapointe (University of California, Davis)
 Navajo Deictic Subject Pronouns and the Generation of Inflections
2:45-3:15 Lynn Nichols (Harvard University)
 Overt LF Movement in Zuni Syntax

3:25-4:25 Invited Speaker: Eloise Jelinek, To Be Announced

Session 10 Syntax
4:30-5:00 Hajime Hoji (University of Southern California)
 Sloppy Identity and Bound Variable Anaphora
5:00-5:30 Chung-hye Han & Laura Siegel (University of Pennsylania)
 Syntactic and Semantic Conditions on the Licensing of NPIs in
5:30-6:00 Ricardo Echepare (University of Maryland)
 A Case for Two Types of Focus in Basque

6:30 RECEPTION at University Club House

SUNDAY, March 3 (In Emerald Bay A, Student Center)

Session 11 Phonology
9:00-9:30 Charles Reiss (Concordia University)
 Underspecification and Natural Classes: Unifying the Interpretation
 of Structural Descriptions
9:30-10:00 Margaret MacEachern (University of California, Los Angeles)
 Laryngeal Similarity Effects in Quechua and Aymara
10:00-10:30 Heather Goad (McGill University)
 Coronals Are Not Underspecified

Session 12 Syntax and Language Acquisition
10:45-11:15 Joao Costa (HIL/Leiden University)
 Position for Subjects in European Portuguese
11:15-11:45 Colin Phillips (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
 Linear Order and Contradictory Constituency
11:45-12:15 Cathal Doherty (University College Dublin)
 Predicate-Initial Constructions in Irish
12:15-12:45 Tetsuya Sano (Meiji Gakuin University)
 The Comparative Morpho-Syntax of Root Infinitives in Child


Eric Bakovic (Rugers University)
Quantitative Adjustments in Yupic

Filippo Beghelli (University of Pennsylvania)
Subjacency and the Scope of Indefinites

Michael Kim (University of Chicago)
Tonal Predictability from Metrical Structure in Northern Tepehuan

Felicia Lee (University of California, Los Angles)
Aspect, Negation and Temporal Polarity in Zapotec

James Lyle (University of Washington)
Oblique Subjects and Nominative Anaphors

Rolf Noyer (Brown University)
Pharyngeal-Laryngeal Pitch Accent in Imbat Ket


Registration Form

Please send this form with (pre-) registration fee to:

Dept. of Linguistics
School of Social Sciences
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92717




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Pre-registration fee before Feb.15: Registration fee after Feb. 15:

___ Student: US $20 ___ Student: US $30

___ Non-student: US $25 ___ Non-student: US $35

*Please make your check or money order payable to: "ILSA - ASUCI"
 We do not accept cash.

**Upon receipt of your registration form, we will send you hotel information
 and maps/directions to the conference.

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